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La Grotta Ristorante

529 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219-1809
+1 804-644-2466
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
529 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219-1809
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of my top favorite restaurants in Richmond. I eat here about once a month and I have NEVER been disappointed! Pasta is homemade and is always delicious; the a-la-poppalina is my favorite. Sea bass & steaks cooked to perfection. Excellent wine selection, calamari is...More

Thank Terry B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With all the stars and hype, we expected a 5 star meal. The venue is tastefully decorated, quiet and romantic. If only the food was of equal quality as the facility. Service was friendly but slow and our waiter had little knowledge of what was...More

Thank 2Dox
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here after a meeting in Richmond. I ordered one of the daily features not on the menu and the dish was excellent. We had a very large party and all the food looked amazing and the group consensus was very favorable. The wine...More

Thank KSM67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to have dinner here with a friend. The restaurant was beautiful and the menu was large with lots of options. My friend wanted something that wasn't on the menu and they were able to accommodate her. Overall it was a very nice experience.

Thank NYC2VA13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had swordfish for lunch, and it was succulent. Swordfish can easily be cooked dry and hard. But the swordfish at La Grotta was perfect with Peruvian sweet peppers. No place in Richmond offers a better coconut cake, and the relatively new...More

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 16 August 2018

I recently ate at La Grotta, and had a really first-rate experience. Being from the NY/NJ area, I'm a bit of an Italian food snob, so I'm usually leery when trying a new place. This did not disappoint. I can highly recommend that you try...More

Thank Steve K
Reviewed 14 August 2018

This proved to be a real gem, one of the best restaurant experiences in a long time. Greeted warmly, seated promptly and overall attentive service by a waiter who enjoyed his work. Food was excellent and substantial portions as well. Wine recommendation was very good...More

Thank pcooke770
Reviewed 14 August 2018

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful date night at La Grotta while in Richmond. This is a wonderful dining experience, up-scale and great food. Our waiter was very attentive, food done to perfection, craft cocktails and wine selection were very tasty as was the...More

Thank IslandLover1961
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Possibly the very best italian restaurant in Richmond’s historic centre, La Grotta is famous for Chef and owner Antonio Capece, who, together with his charming wife Andrea, will introduce to the most classic northern italian cuisine, with their impeccable hospitality . Great wine cellar where...More

Thank marcodiserramarrocco
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We recently went here with 10 people for a lunch celebration. The staff was extremely cordial and helpful in suggestions. The food was great from appetizers to desserts. Have loved La Grotta for many years but the move from the old truly Grotto location in...More

Thank John G
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Response from Jonathan H | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. My daughter is Celiac but she did not go there with us so we were not on a gluten alert that night.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 529 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219-1809
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-644-2466
Take one step inside the door of La Grotta Ristorante and you will be transported to Northern Italy. The smell of roasted garlic and rich flavors of Italian cuisine is irresistible. In true tradition of Italian hospitality, La Grotta provides guests with the finest, most flavorful dishes, professional and friendly wait staff, and a warm and inviting atmosphere. La Grotta means, "The Cave", and resembles a wine cellar for an intimate dining experience. Guests can also dine in the restaurants actual wine cellar room as well. La Grotta Ristorante excels in serving lunch and dinner parties. Chef Antonio and manager Andrea will work closely to ensure that your party will experience a special and memorable dinner or event. Try some of our favorites including the Chicken Ravioli at lunch and our Agnolotti for dinner. We have also won the Wine Spectator Award for Excellence in 2010. We are sure to have the perfect wine to pair with your meal. We look forward to seeing you soon at La Grotta Ristorante.
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